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designer profile: a|r studio

Where was your favorite place to live?
We moved to Milan from Tuscany, as this is the place to be if you are involved in design, so we just live where we should. We are indeed in love with Paris and New York and we dream about having a little place there.

What’s your favorite room in your home?
I (Antigone) am a good cook, and we both love to have friends coming around for dinner, so I guess kitchen/dining room is the core room in our house. We sit around an old wooden table I took from home in Tuscany and love to drink good wine and chat.

What are your sources of inspiration?
Creative professionals should always be turn on: inspiration can come from anywhere and the less likely situation is in front of a blank white page. Traveling, cinema, literature, people… inspiration arrives through experience.

In your opinion, what is the best designed item of all time?

Who are your design icons?
Jean Prouvè, Charles and Ray Eames, Dieter Rams…

Form vs. function?
Function is engineering, form is decoration, good design should be both.

What’s your favorite element/possession?
Our house.

What was/is your biggest indulgence?
Food and sleeping late.

Do you have one low budget decorating tip?
Some good low cost items can be mixed up in an outstanding way even with the most sophisticated furniture—and taking a trip to granma’s!

What’s the best career advice you ever received? Ever gave?
Never lose passion and interest.

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Reader Comments (6)

i love this studio...

July 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKarina Rojas

Does ALR have a website?

July 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMr Call Designs

Hi. There's a typo that appears in every single artist/designer profile: "Who are you design icons?" [ ...should be "Who are your design icons?" ]

July 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjenny

We're so embarrassed...thanks for watching our back!

July 16, 2010 | Registered Commentersandra

any chance the hopscotch rug will be offered as a runner?

August 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjennifer

Most likely we'll only continue the hopscotch rug as is, but thanks for asking--great question Jennifer!

August 24, 2011 | Registered Commentersandra

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